Daily News: June 21, 2013

Bridge Bank Names SVP, San Francisco Regional Manager

Bridge Capital Holdings, whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, announced that Matt Christensen has joined the bank as senior vice president and San Francisco regional manager.

“We are thrilled to have Matt join the Bridge Bank team,” said Margaret Bradshaw, executive vice president and chief banking officer at Bridge Bank. “Matt has been a banker in San Francisco for nearly 30 years and his extensive track record will add to the growth and success of our San Francisco operations.”

Christensen will be responsible for growing the portfolios of the bank’s Corporate Banking, Capital Finance (asset-based lending and factoring), and Technology Banking lines of business.

Throughout his 30-year banking career in San Francisco, Christensen has held senior-level positions with regional and national banks, including City National Bank where he was most recently senior vice president and manager in the bank’s Commercial Banking group. While at City National Bank, he successfully led a team covering the Northern California and the Pacific Northwest regions.

Previously, he was at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he served as senior vice president and client manager of Middle Market Banking, as well as director and team leader, Western Region. Christensen held many hats at GE Capital during his 10-plus year tenure, including senior vice president in the Retail Finance Group, managing director in the Sponsor Finance group and senior vice president and team leader in the Corporate Lending group.